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UFC 216 medical suspensions: Ray Borg, five others potentially out six months

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UFC flyweight title challenger Ray Borg highlighted a list of six fighters to receive potential six-month medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 216, according to information released to MMA Fighting on Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Borg suffered a memorable fifth-round submission loss to UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson in the night’s co-main event. As a result, Borg will be forced to sit out a minimum of six months or seek orthopedic clearance on his right fourth finger if he wishes to return sooner, per NAC officials.

The five other fighters who received similar potential six-month suspensions were: Evan Dunham (blurred vision), Poliana Botelho (right elbow and right thumb), Matt Schnell (right forearm), Marco Beltran (right left thumb), and Thales Leites (right orbital fracture).

UFC 216 took place Oct. 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The night’s main card aired live on pay-per-view.

A complete list of UFC 216’s medical suspensions can be seen below.

  • Ray Borg: Requires right fourth finger to be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 04/06/18; minimum suspension of no contest until 11/07, no contact until 10/29
  • Evan Dunham: Requires ophthalmologist clearance on blurred vision or no contest until 04/06/18; minimum suspension of no contest until 12/07, no contact until 11/22
  • Poliana Botelho: Requires right elbow and right thumb to be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 04/06/18; minimum suspension of no contest until 11/07, no contact until 10/29
  • Matt Schnell: Requires right forearm to be x-rayed, if possible then requires clearance by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 04/06/18
  • Marco Beltran: Requires right left thumb to be x-rayed and cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 04/06/18; minimum suspension of no contest until 11/07, no contact until 10/29
  • Thales Leites: Requires possible right orbital fracture to be cleared by ophthalmologist or no contest until 04/06/18; minimum suspension of no contest until 11/22, no contact until 11/07
  • Lando Vannata: Suspended until 12/07, no contact until 11/22
  • Tom Duquesnoy: Suspended until 11/22, no contact until 11/07
  • Bobby Green: Suspended until 11/22, no contact until 11/07
  • Magomed Bibulatov: Suspended until 11/22, no contact until 11/07
  • Kevin Lee: Suspended until 11/07, no contact until 10/29 due to possible left eye corneal abrasion
  • Cody Stamann: Suspended until 11/07, no contact until 10/29
  • Pearl Gonzalez: Suspended until 11/07, no contact until 10/29
  • Mara Romero Borella: Must repeat MRI of the brain in six months, due 04/07/18


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